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Accident: 91984.015 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By A Falling Tree Top

Accident: 91984.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 01/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1201607.01501/09/2017Power Technology, Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2017, an employee was using a chainsaw to cut a tree that was lying on top of power line. As the employee was cutting the tree top off, the treetop snapped and the power line catapulted the tree top up 50 feet and it came down on top of the employee. The employee was struck in the head by treetop and was killed.
Keywords: chain saw, falling object, power lines, struck by, tree trimming
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1201607.015 40 M Fatality Electrical power installers and repairers

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